Sony A7III

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  1. Xang

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    To the contrary, I'd say every lens I've used except the 35 is 'worth the money'.

    16-35/4
    28/2
    55/1.8
    85/1.8
    85GM

    It's important to get them on sale though.
     
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  2. quwackers

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    Yeah most of the lenses are decent, except their nifty 50 is trash for AF in my opinion, I had to use it in low light and the 16-35 F4 grabbed focus quicker and easier the 50 most of the times wouldn't
     
  3. nisstrust

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    What lens setup is in everyone’s bag?
     
  4. Digit

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    I've got the 14mm AF Samyang, 24mm f1.4 Samyang Canon EF mount, and the 24-105. I still want a super telephoto to play with wildlife photography, tossing up between the Sigma 150-600 or the Sony FE 100-400... what do you guys reckon?

    I also have some vintage lenses 90mm, and 135mm.
     
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  5. dakiller

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    55F1.8
    14mm Rokinon
    24-70F4
    70-200F4

    Still on the A7, I do want to upgrade, but I’m not in a rush to.
     
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  6. Howiefied

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    16-35 F4
    55 F1.8
    70-300 F4.5

    Feel like i've got most of the range covered, next step is to collect primes.
     
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  7. Psyentist

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    55 f/1.8
    85 f/1.8

    About to add a 35 f/1.4.
    Using an A7II, will upgrade to the A7III at some point but in no rush to.
     
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  8. lonewolf1983

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    Sony 28mm F2, 55mm F1.8, 85mm F1.8, samyang 135mm F2 (manual focus)
    have a 35mm art and 24-70 in A-mount but dont use them much
     
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  9. FranchiseJuan

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    I usually have a A7RIII and Voigt 40 1.2 in my bag, for the rest, have a look in my sig.
     
  10. TheBear21

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    35/1.4, 85/1.4, 24-105

    Will add the 28/2 down the track
     
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  11. Xang

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    16-35/4
    25/2
    35/1.4
    50/1.4
    55/1.8
    85/1.4
    90/2.8
    135A/1.8

    Once my recent orders all ship. 2* A9 + 7iii. Loving it!
     
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    nice Xang!

    I currently have (native):
    Sony 28mm f2
    Sony 50mm f1.8
    Sony 85mm f1.8
    Samyang 35mm f2.8
    Samyang 50mm f1.4

    Adapted via MC-11:
    Sigma Art 35mm f1.4
    Sigma Art 50mm f1.4
    Canon 17-40mm f4
    Canon 24-70mm f2.8 (v1)
    Canon 100mm f2
    Canon 70-200mm f2.8 (v1)

    I also have a range of vintage glass I have acquired either cheap (all under $25) or free I love to use with various adapters from time to time:

    Vivitar 28mm f2.8
    Takumar 28mm f2.8
    Minolta MC Rokkor 28mm f3.5
    Nikkor-O 35mm f2
    Rikenon 50mm f1.7
    Rikenon 50mm f2
    Pentacon 50mm f1.8
    Yashinon 50mm f1.7
    Fujinon 55mm f1.8
    Nikkor-H 85mm f1.8
    Hanimex 135mm f2.8

    The focus ring died on my beloved Sigma Mini-wide 28mm f2.8 which I'm sad about :(
     
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  13. nisstrust

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    Damn nice kit! A9 and A7iii ?!
     
  14. Psyentist

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    How do you rate the Samyang 35/2.8?
     
  15. Deftone2k

    Deftone2k In the Darkroom

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    Have been using for the most of my current trip the Canon 24-70mk2 with the MC-11 adapter and happy to report it performs amazingly well.

    When I switch I think will be going for most of my shooting

    Canon 24-70 mk2 (adapted)
    Canon 45mm TSE (adapted)
    28 F2
    35 Art
    50 Art
    85GM
    135 Art

    Still on the fence about going the 24 art or looking at other options (like the 14mm 1.8 or the 20mm). Will need a macro option as well.

    Also not sure if I should keep my Canon 16-35 F4 or switcharoo
     
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  16. Xang

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    Not sure if that's a question?

    The A9's are primary bodies, the 7iii is the backup. Haven't needed to use it yet (thankfully).

    The Sony equiv is pretty solid, there's OIS in the lens as well but I'm not sure how much difference that makes when the bodies already have IS. Think they're around $1200-1300 on sale (new).
     
  17. nisstrust

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    Not a question more so impressed by the kit in the bag. What do you shoot predominately with the A9 and is the cost trade off for features worth it over the a7iii? Even though it’s just a backup.
     
  18. Xang

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    I photograph weddings full-time. The silent shooting and AF features (including eye-AF) are incredibly useful to me. You get that on the 7iii as well, it's hard to justify the difference even when it's for work. But I owned the A9 first, and it's hard to lose the

    - better LCD / EVF
    - insane buffer
    - silent shooting (without distortion)
    - zero-blackout EVF
    - extra focus mode dial

    That stuff doesn't really let you take better photos but it makes it a joy to use. It still feels like cheating, the difference coming from DSLR's is night and day.
     
  19. nisstrust

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    Brilliant, that makes a whole lot of sense. I need to try both out to get a sense of that.
     
  20. Deftone2k

    Deftone2k In the Darkroom

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    That is actually quite a lot of the reasons why I am considering the A9 now and having the A73 as a backup. For me the better LCD and EVF feels like it might be worth it alone, its where I feel let down by the A73 the most coming from OVF and missing it.

    Hows the distortion on the silent shooting work? Is that only the banding when shooting in artificial light?

    Zero Blackout EVF is so much handier than I thought it would be!
     

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